Bohol News Daily

PAGASA: Expect a ‘rainy’ summer

Filipinos can expect a short and wet summer this year due to the heavy rains to be brought by the La Niña weather phenomenon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Monday.
PAGASA officer-in-charge Graciano Yumul Jr. said Monday the “dry” part of summer is likely to last between April and the first half of May only.
After the summer, he said the public may have to brace for cyclones that he said may be intense.
La Niña is a weather phenomenon characterized by heavy rains and lower temperatures.
PAGASA earlier said it expects 20 to 22 cyclones to hit the country this year.
Yumul appealed anew to the public to help protect PAGASA’s weather detection and monitoring equipment, following the recent theft of such items in Pangasinan.
He made the appeal even as he said PAGASA hopes to complete the installation of seven Doppler radars nationwide this year. (PIA/PAGASA)